Title: Tyndall target
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Title: Tyndall target
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 27-36 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Tyndall Air Force Base (Fla.)
Publisher: Public Relations Office, Air Corps Gunnery School
Place of Publication: Tyndall Field Fla
Publication Date: 1942-
Frequency: weekly
Subject: Newspapers -- Tyndall Air Force Base (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Armed Forces -- Newspapers -- United States   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Bay -- Panama City -- Tyndall Air Force Base
Coordinates: 30.078611 x -85.576389 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 16, 1942)-
Issuing Body: Issues for May 9, 1942- published by Office of Public Relations, Army Air Forces Gunnery School.
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Art Work:
S/Sgt. Frank Horn, Sgt. Marshall
Goodman, S/Sgt. Fred Slade.
Photography & Reproduction:
M/Sgt. W. Busby, T/Sgt.W. Cas-.e,
T/Sgt. J. Mitchell, S/Sgt. F.
Churchill, SYSgt. G. Neitzert,
Sgt. D. Levinson, Cpl. L. Shaw,
S/Sgt. J. Montgomery, S/Sgt. R.
Keough, S/Sgt. J. Webster, Sgt.
P. Terry, Sgt. J. Marsick, Cpl.
E. Tackett, Pvt. W. Daniels, Pfc.
H- Cave.
The Tyndall Target receives
material supplied by Camp News-
paper Service, War Dept., 205 E.
42nd St., NYC. Credited material
may not be republished without
prior permission from CNS


It happened in Panama City, last Sunday afternoon...On the
sunporch of the USO, a soldier was laying the wind low with
his tale of grief. There was a sailor there, too, a quiet
looking fellow in whites, sitting propped up against one of
the columns and he was listening.

Assuredly it was a tale of grief, for despite the outwa;,
physical fitness of that soldier, one could imagine the toxic
forces that energized his thinking.

It began with the field he was stationed at. "Some field,
how do they expect a guy to be happy here, coming from a place
like Selfridge. We had officers there sailor --none of your
ninety day wonders. Wouldn't be so bad tho if the chow was
good, but it isn't. Those cooks, they don't feed you anything
good. Always out of ice cream, never get any french fries,
say, in Selfridge we always got ice cream and french fries...
and just try coming up for seconds, it takes a brave man,
sailor. Then there's reveille, that CQ is always beating the
clock, 5 a.m. isn't good enough for him, (he can't sleep any-
way) so he blows that darn whistle of his at 4:30. What an
hour to have to get up and-march over, to 60 rugged minutes of
P.T. That obstacle course would kill a draft horse. If they
think they can get me to go over it, they're crazy. Now rm
not gripin', sailor, but they got me working every day, hard
too and if they expect this G.I. to put out, so will they.
Fall out for reveille, stand retreat, Saturday inspections,
bum chow; I'll never get a stripe down here you're lucky
sailor, I'm telling you, you're lucky."

Quietly the Navy man moved up. "Listen soldier," he said to
that G.I., "listen, while I tell you something."

"I went in the 7th of December, 1941. Things moved quickly
after that. I was on a battle-wagon near the Solomon Islands -
when we caught up with the whole Jap navy. I got mine then and
they shipped me back to the states. Been in the Naval Hospital
since, they only let me out last week. Told me I was holding
enough lead to start an arsenal, (those nurses are great kid-
ders). The medic tho; says my ankle will have to be amputated
...that's this one here, can't get to walk so good on it, most
of the Done's missing. It s-ems I've got some oig name boi.,
disease that's going to finish me off, one of these days...
"Yes, you should have been with us, soldier. No reveille,
no retreat..just a constant alert all the time. The officers,
God bless 'an. You don't mind being tired, or going hungry,
when you've got a right guy up front. Straight out of school,
with plenty of savvy and battle-smart too. Well, I'm not one
to kick, soldier, it's all over, for me. When the wife comes
home, (she's in the Waves) I'd just like to be there she'd
like that...

"But our boys are still sloggin' in the mud of New Georgia;
falling at their battle-stations on ships like I was on; and
digging in on beachheads, lying In the dark, waiting...You see
how it is soldier. We've got too much to do out there it
doesn't leave nrih time for griping."


Copy Prepared Under Supervision
Of Public Relations Officer.
Conrand ing:
I.t.Col. Jack L. Randolph
S~-cial Service Officer:
C.pt. Owen 0. Freeman
F:i; ic Relations Officer:
Lt. William B. Pratt
Photographic Officer:
Capt. J.A. Dickerman
Editorial Staff:
S/Sgt. Arnold Milgaten, Sgt.
Saul Samiof, Sgt. Neil Pooser,
Cpl. Harry Bardi



8:00 A.M... .....
9:00 A.M ....Prote
day S
10:00 A.M....Gunne
10:00 A.M....Prote
11:00 A.M..Gunners
11:15 A.M.........
7:30 P.M....Eveni
5:30 P.M .........

5:30 P.M.........
7:30 P.M....Fello

...... ass WEDNESDAY
statassn 12:15 P.M ....Protestant Wor-
hstat Sun- ship Service
chool a 5:30 P.HM.............. Mass
rs Mass at 7:30 P.M ....Choir Rehearsal
stant Wor- 5:0 YP.MH.............. Mass
Service FRIDAY
Protestant 5:30 P................ Mass
at Theater 7:30
at Theater 7:30 P.M.....Jewish Service
...... Mass
ng Worship SATURDAY
ng Worship A5:30 P.M...............Mass
Mas 7:00 P.M........Confessions
......ass .(Also, the Chaplain will
hear confessions anytime he Is
.Msho'.uass present at the Chapel)

(Mat 50-285-Stencil 50)

Mr. James Caskie, attorney, of Lynchburg, Virginia, had over
the mantel in his office a large picture of a farmer, standing
with his hands in his pockets. Underneath the picture was the
following legend: "There stands Bob Whitehead with his hands
in his pockets. He never had his hands in anybody else's

When Zeb Vance was a representative in Congress during the
difficult reconstruction period following the War Between the
States, returning to Raleigh, North Carolina, he spoke from a
platform on the green in front of the Capitol to a great
audience. After the welcome had been played by the local band,
and Mr. Vance had been introduced by one of the state's great
leaders, he arose--tall, gaunt, rawboned--his hands extending
far beyond the sleeves of his coat. When there was silence in
the audience, he lifted both his hands, which were very large,
and reaching out and forming a human cross, said, "Fellow
citizens, these hands are clean."

I firmly believe that our nation and the United Nations will
make every effort to keep their hands clean during this war.
When the war is over and the peace terms are written, may the
hands of these nations still be clean. A nation's hands can be
clean only as the hands of those men who go to make up the
fighting and fashioning forces of those nations are clean.





Sgts. George P. Corl and
Cecil White Were
Members of 42-38

b)etails of how a dying gunner an a B-26 crawled to his gun,
shot down an attacking Messerschmitt over Sicily and then
Photographed it crashing to earth in flames, were announced re-
cently by the War Department.
The gunner was Sgt. George P. Corl of Denver, Colo., former
Tyndall student. Another member of the same crew, Sgt. Cecil
White of Royalty, Texas, also a Tyndall graduate, was wounded.
Sgt. Corl died as he was being lifted from the bomber after




it had landed at its base in
North Africa. The story of his
courageous action was reported
by Capt. John E. Criswell, Pitts-
burgh, pa., pilot of the Martin
Marauder, who said: "All of us
in the crew thought it was the
grandest exhibition of pluck we
had ever seen in the air.
"We were leading the third ele-
ment of the first flight," he
said, "when we ran into severe
flak above Trapani. Three men in
the ship were hit about the same
time. Lt. Elliott was leaning
over his bombsight when flak came
through the window and hit him in
the face. It knocked him back
off the bombsight, but he crawled
to it again, got his bearings and
dropped his bomb.
"Almost simultaneously Sgt.
White called that he was hit.
Corl must have got his at the
same time, but just as the bomb
was dropped he caught sight of
the Messerschnitt coming up from
*Corl had been knocked down and
away from his gun. With three
bullet wounds, he crawled back
and got in a square burst against
the attacker. All the wounded
men stayed at their positions
until the ship was through the
flak and partly out of danger.
"Then Sgt. Bullian (S/Sgt. E.W.
Bullian of Edgerton, Wis.) ad-
ministered first aid to Corl and
kept him alive until the ship
reached the landing field, but
the shock had been too great.


With the primary objective of
improving instruction and in-
structor's methods, Tyndall' s
gunnery instructors have set up
the nucleus of an organization
which will be both educational
and social in its scope.
At a meeting to be held Monday
at the post Library, a temporary
Executive Committee will submit a
rough draft of a constitution and
by-laws for the new organization
The temporary Executive Comnittee
consists of S/Sgts. Leber, Houli-
han, Holmesley, Ademec, Snowden,
Sgts. Bressler and Williams and
pfc. paquin.
Meanwhile, plans for the infant
organization's first social af-
fair, a dance at the Rec Hall
Friday night, are virtually com-
pleted. Admittance to the dance
will be by invitation only.



A nation-wide salute to the
student gunners at this huge
Flexible Gunnery School will be
made over the networks of the
Columbia Broadcasting System at
2:00 P.M., October 16, it was
announced last week by the public
Relations Officer.
The program, "I Sustain the
Wings," s presented each Saturday
afternoon by CBS and the Radio
production Unit of the Army Air
Forces Technical Training Com-
mand, under Major Francis C.
Healey's capable direction. Fea-
tured on each program is the AAF
Training Comnand Band under the
direction of Capt. Glenn Miller,
with Cpl. Tony Martin as vocalist.
Cpl. Broderick Crawford, narrator,
each week describes various Air
Forces training activities, and
will emphasize the specific type
of training offered at Tyndall
Staff writers are expected from
the Training Ccmnand Headquarters
at Yale University, New Haven,
Conn., in the near future, to
arrange for the script of the


A new beer parlor for enlisted
men opened this week. Hours are
from 5 to 10 P.M. It is in the
former Cloud Hopper orderly room.
Details of the new organization
of the AAF Training Command were
announced this week.
The three Flying Training Cen-
ters have been redesignated as
the Western Flying Training Com-
mand, with headquarters at Santa
Ana, Calif., the Central, at Ran-
dolph Field, Texas, and the East-
ern, at Maxwell Field, Ala.
The Eastern Flying Training
Command, which replaces the for-
mer 'Southeast,' Is divided into
seven wings with headquarters at
Montgomery and Selma, Ala., Al-
bany, Macon and Columbus, Ga.,
Smyrna, Tenn., and Fort Myers,
Coi. Leland S. Stranathan re-
sumed command of Tyndall Field
this week after returning from an
official trip to the European war

Ist Lt. Gwen Clymer, who re-
ported for duty here Thursday
as Commanding Officer of the
Wac Company. Tho lieutenant
came here from the Second Wac
Training Center at OLytona
Beach, Florida, where she was
Commanding Officer of the Re-
ception Center Staging Company.
She was in the third class
of officer candidates to be
graduated from the training
center at Fort Des Moines,
Iowa. Her home is in Lan-
caster. Pa.


AFRICA, Aug. 28, (AP)-- S/Sgt.
Benjamin F. Warmer, former FBI
bodyguard for Secretary of the
Treasury Morgenthau, has been
awarded the Distinguished Service
Cross for the unprecedented feat
of shooting down seven Axis planes
on a single Flying Fortress mis-
sion over Gerbini, Sicily, on
July 5.
The cross was pinned on the six
foot, six-inch 275-pound gunner
by Lt. Gen. Carl A. Spaatz, com-
mander of the Northwest African
Air Force, at an advanced Fort-
ress base on August 26, which was
both Wanner's twenty-ninth birth-
day and his seventh wedding an-

For the next few months the
Tyndall Target will devote its
insert page to material pertain-
ing to Orientation.matter in con-
junction with the present Orient-
ation program being instituted by
the S.S. Office.
Organization commanders and
first sergeants will be instruct-
ed to insure the posting of copies
of the insert page on the Orient-
ation Bulletin Boards soon to be

Pictured on our front cover
this week is a student gunner
and his instructor on one of
the Moving Base ranges.
Pfc. George T. Flynn is the
student, and keeping a watch-
ful eye on him is S/Sgt. Mer-
cer Tennille, his instructor.

Colonel Warren A. Maxwell,
first commanding officer of
this field, has been awarded
the Legion of Merit, according
to a recent announcement made
by the War Department.
'The award was for "exception-
ally meritorious conduct in
the performance of outstanding
service as commanding officer,
Army Air Forces Gunnery School,
Tyndall Field, Panama City,
Fla., and prior to that at the
fixed gunnery school at Eglin
Field, Fla."


3:00 P.M. Baseball: Torandoes
vs. pensacola.
7:00 P.M. USO film at Hospital.
8:30 P.M. USO film at Receiving
12:45 P.M. Walts Hour at Post
Theater. Johann Straus select-
ions f~c famous musical comedies.
2:00"P.M. Baseball: Tornadoes
vs. pensacola.
8:00 P.M. Information Tease
Contest at Rec Hall. 69th vs.
25th Alt. Tr. Unit.
8:30 P.M. GI movies at Receiv-
ing Pool.
6:00 P.M. Table Tennis Tourna-
ment at Rec Hall.
7:00 P.M. GI movies at Hospital.
8:00 P.M. Weekly dance at Pnn-
ama City USO. T/F Band broadcast
over WIIP.
7:00 P.M. Regular Weekly Variety
Show at Receiving pool.
8:30 P.M. Radio Players broad-
cast over WIJP..
6:30 P.M. Radio Workshop period.
8:00 P.M. -Regular weekly enlist-
ed man's dance at Rec Hall.
8:30 P.M. 9:00 P.M. -; T/F Band
broader W WIP.
8:00 P. Regular weekly dance
at Colored Rec Hall.
8:30 P.M. GI movies at Receiv-
ing pool.
8:00 P.M. Instructor's Club
dance at Rec Hall. Building re-
served for instructors after 7PM.
7:00 P.M. GI movies at Hospital.
The A.M.P.S. announced this
week that orders prohibiting the
showing of 'This Is the Army' at
post theaters before that pic-
tures appearance at local the-
aters has been rescinded. The
great Army show has been booked
for the Post Theater for Wed-
nesday and Thursday of this week.

September 4, 1943

Page 3




Interviews and Photos

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lyn, L.7.; Dispatcher's office:
"I would move all of the civ-
ilians out of Cove Gardens and
keep it strictly a non-com
housing project."
(That's something you'd have
a little trouble doing. The
National Housing Authority
puts essential civilians in
Cove Gardens and similar hous-
ing projects. And where would
you move the essential Tyndall
Field civilians, who are doing
an important job, too.)

PFf. FRAJK AAfTO, Syracuse,
N.Y.; gas truck unit: "Iwould
let the GI dress as he did be-
fore the notice came out on
wearing GI clothing only."
(Did you see the cartoon in
the Target which showed the
'Officer's Zoot Suit?' We
might have soldiers going a-
round dressed like that if the
bars were let down. A uniform
is supposed to be a uniform.
Look the word uniform up in a

ton, Me.; field lighting in-
spector: "I'd hire men to
work as IP's, thereby releas-
ing the soldiers for more in-
portant duties."
(In these times you don't
just go out and hire men when-
ever you need them. There's a
manpower shortage everywhere.
Nearly every man is in the arm-
ed forces, in a defense job or
doing some essential work. So
the soldiers are going to have
to do KP.)

us, S.C.; airways department:
"Vacs would be given the same
service at the PI as any GI,
with malice toward none and
equality for all."
(The GI's gripe about the
lieutenants getting waited on
first, the lieutenants complain
about the speed with which
captains are served, the cap-
tains frown when a major gets
his cup of coffee first. If
we had brigadier generals here
I'd probably do my share. Is
that a good enough answer?)

N.Y.; post operations: "I'd
do away with PT at 5:30 in the
morning and give it sometime
during the day--after break-
(We have been trying for some
time to work out a schedule
which will permit physical
training during the day, and
'such a schedule may go into
effect soon. However, it is
difficult to change the pT
hours without seriously dis-
rupting the gunnery training
program. We realize that ex-
ercise at that time of the
morning is unpleasant and not
as beneficial as at other hours
later in the day, but we be-
lieve that training gunners
and winning the war is more
important. If we can change
the hours without upsetting our
work, we'll do so.)

Did you see where Joe Goeb-
bels admitted that a lot of the
master race were scramming out
of Berlin because they didn't like
the threat of those two-ton call-
ing cards the Royal Air Force has
been using lately. Maybe the Ber-
lin folks don't like the idea of
being ground up like Hamburg.



sight for sore eyes, a morale booster par excellence, and
merely the thought of someday being able to once again walk out
of the Astor Hotel and cross Broadway to see what's playing at
the Criterion is certainly 'worth fighting for.'
"This picture is without a doubt our favorite of favorites,
and we would appreciate .your running it in the Target.
The New York Boys of the Signal Corps
Pfc. Charles Beran
Cpl. Joseph Angeletti
Pvt. Nathan Chernoff
Pfc. Danny Blumer."

(Note: Yes, ...Times Square... Dodging taxicabs and insurance
agents; ducking into the paramount for the 9 A.M. show; eyeing
the strippers as they leave Minsky's; waiting in the Astor for
that date from Astoria; the pitchmen and the shills; the "read
all about it" newsboys; the milling crowds and the subways dur-
ing the 5 o'clock rush; the wise guys talking about that "big
deal;"...all these and a host of other reminiscences will for-
ever spell Times Square. Thanks for th.e memories boys, es-
pecially the ones of Minsky strippers. -Ed.)


"Believe it or not" the good
word already is "do your Christ-
mas shopping and mailing early,"
or at least if you plan on mail-
ing gifts to GI's overseas.
Christmas cards and parcels for
men in service overseas must be
mailed between September 15 and
October 15, and the earlier the
better. parcels shall not ex-
ceed the present limits of five
pounds in weight and fifteen
inches in length and girth com-
Not more than one parcel or
package will be accepted in any
one week from the same person to
the same address. All articles
would be packed in metal, wooden
or solid fiberboard boxes and se-
curely wrapped and tied with
The name and address of the
sender, and the nane, rank, Army
serial number, branch of service,
organization, A.P.O. number of
the addressee, and post office
must be included.
The use of money orders to
transmit gifts of money to ser-
vice men overseas is recommended
by postmasters. There is a local
ban on the importation of U.S.
currency in some countries and it
could not be used if received.
APO's cash domestic postal orders
wherever they may be.



Men end women honorably dis-
charged from the Army during the
present war will be awarded lapel
buttons to signify their service
to the nation, the War Department
has announced.
The button is made of a plastic
composition with gold plating to

eliminate the use of critical
materials. It is simply designed,
consisting of an eagle within
circle, the wings extending be-
yond the edges of the circle. It
contains no lettering.
The buttons are now being man-
ufactured under direction of the
Quartermaster Corps. When they
are ready for distribution, full
information will be made public
so that those eligible may obtain

Hot Lips Get Burned
Iran (CNS)--Temperatures of
130* F here force Army buglers
to cool mouthpieces in water be-
fore tootling.

Page 4



P. f. c.



The "orderly evacuations" of
the German armies continue on
the Russian front. It seems
there is no 'word equivalent,'
of 'retreat' in the new language
if Hitler's ministry of propa-
ganda. With every new Russian
advance spelling rout and dis-
aster for the common enemy, Herr
Goebbels pridefully announces
another "orderly evacuation. "
Similarly, it was the orderly
evacuation of Napoleon's army at
Waterloo, that won for Welling-
on's arms, the peace of Europe.

Today, the rich daliyland of
Denmark is overrun with Nazi
rodents. These grav-backed rats
have always evinced a fondness
for Danish cheese. The Danes are
'baiting' with their very finest
cheese apparent cooperation
vith their protectors. Even now,
Nazi lives are being snuffed out
in Copenhagen and elsewhere the
traps are slowly being filled.

The King is dead long live
the King! On Sunday last, Boris
III of Bulgaria, drew his final
breath. Speculation as to the
cause of his death, ranges from
the Nazis statement that the King
had died of sudden heart disease,
to equally unconfirmed reports,
that he had been assassinated.
A sudden heart disease probably
brought on, by a vagrant bullet
lodging in the right ventricle.

White and native sealers have
just returned from the Pribilofs
with a record bag of 117,164 seal-
skins. The sealing operations
which began in May and ended on
August 9, this year, were carried
out under the very nose of the
Jap base on Kiska. Add to these
figures, the many thousands of
Hirohito's children, who died in
the Aleutians with their skins
on and you have the correct

Nineteen Tyndall Field enlisted
men have been accepted for Avia-
tion Cadet Training, and leave
the post soon to take their air-
crew training.
They are T/Sgt. Alfred W. Rick-
ert; S/Sgts. Melvin L. Berry and
Marcus L. Blanchard; Sgts. Wil-
liam C. Grugner, Thaddeus A.
Gorski, Roy L. James, William L.
Patterson, Irving A. Zelen, Robert
A. Cook, Jr., Claude J. Doughty,
Alexander Meisel, Albert A. Roj-
cewicz, and William M. St. Cyr,
Jr.; Cpls. Dale G. Williams and
Donald D. Herzog; T/4 Thomas A.
Gray and William A. Davison; and
Pvts. Kenneth L. Sherer and John
W. Rheem.
These men will first be sent
to a classification center.

Lupe Velez, the original
Mexican Spitfire, returns t,,
the Post Theater screen today
in RKO's hilarious "Mexican
Spitfire's Blessed Event,"
co-starring with Leon Errol.



Rousing cheers ahd high enthus-
iasm greeted the second weekly
variety show presented for the
enjoyment of the men at Skunk
Hollow last Wednesday evening.
Pfc. Philip Gutride, a student
gunner and veteran showman, dir-
ected the Special Service offer-
ing. In addition to staging the
show, Pfc. Gutride also drew
salvoes of applause for his in-
S/Sgt. Dwight Bolleau opened
up the evening's entertainment
with "Begin the Beguine" and as
an encore, thrilled the audience
with "Brazil." Boileau was fol-
lowed by John Melzer, one of the
Hollowers, who gave an exhibition
of the Boogie Woogie on the
The highly popular Frankie
perry and her accompanist brought
the house down with her rendi-
tions of "Stormy Weather," "Piano
Man" and "Shine."
At this point the show was
momentarily interrupted while
Major H.R. Johnston, student com-
mandant, gave a brief but inspir-
ing talk. The Major outlined
what the men should expect here
and how every effort is being
made to turn out "...the World's
Best Gunners" from Tyndall Field.
As an officer representing the
post commander, Major Johnston's
review of the requirements and
objectives of the gunnery school
stimulated a genuine lift in the
spirits of the men.
Following the Major's talk, the
show continued with three popular
violin numbers by Henry Kolar.
Tyndall's top clown, Bob Paquin,
acted as master of ceremonies and
turned in his usual swell per-
formance. Others participating
in the show were Louis Navarro,
vocalist; Cooke Freeman, tap
dancer; Jimmie Gutierrez, Julian
Flores, Frederick Lozano and David
Melendez, who rendered several
Spanish songs; Eugene Midlazzo,
Melvin Kack, John Melzer, D)ale
Stickrath and Jim Murdock, mem-
bers of the Boogie Woogie Band.

Jean Parker, who stars with
Richard Arlen in Paramount's
action drama, "Alaska High-
way," due to be shown at the
Post Theater on Tuesday.
"Highway" is the thrilling
story of the Army Engineers
who built the "Road to Tokyo!"

What's in a name?
A great deal, if you ask the
gunners of Tyndall Field, for in
the new class just arrived, come
some of the most unusual names
and groups of names ever seen at
this Flexible Gunnery School.
For instance, there's Robert E.
Biggerstaff, Herbert Borzyczkow-
ski, Amado V. Guiterriez, Frank
J. Przybylski, Robb Roy Rueb,
Edward C. Wigglesworth, and Fred-
erick A. aZercherer.
In the names-of-cities class

Poor poor Kulas! The other
weekend he was lucky at fishing,
but received little credit for
his good job. The fish was
brought in and McDermott was
told by Sollon that he had caught
said fish and that it should he
cleaned and taken over to the
Dental Surgeon. McDermott oer-
formed the job and completed same
by saying, 'Here is a fish that
Sollon caught and I cleaned.'
Sgt. Rearick was the snake in
the woodpile that found a card
addressed by Matonak to Judy and
supplied enough matter to put
Matonak in the well-known hot
These little choice bits occur-
red before that curfew. A couple
of Sgts. and a Cpl. were seen out
Wainwright way interviewing the
guard on the swing shift with the
hope of getting jobs. Then there
was the little Sgt. that wakened
everybody in the barracks (619)
praising another Sgt. because the
latter had saved his life.
What's this we hear about an
eleven o'clock bedcheck over at
the barracks near the Rec Hall?
We have forgotten that volley
ball game with the 69th-
Two of our Dental non-coms
were seen following two P.C.,
belles the other night, but didn't
have much luck because it seems
that a couple of the few remain-
ing male civilians beat them out
of their prospective dates.
Since that friend of Max J's
made buck Cpl. he seems to have
quite a few command performances
down at 785th ifq. Co. Of course
Sollon isn't doing too bad.
-S/Sgt. Laubly

Joan Leslie, a star at 18,
has the leading feminine role
in the long heralded "This Is
the Army," coming to the Post
Theater on Wednesday and Thurs-
day of this week.

there's George E. London, Jesse
E. Boston, and Charles W. Lan-
Two Glenn Cunninghams, too, and
neither of them is the famous
miler: Glenn C. Cunningham and
Glenn D. Cunningham.

And Smiths! There's William A.,
William H., William L., and Wil-
liam N. Smith and as an extra
added attraction, Clarence E.,
Clifton L., Dale p., and Raymond
L. Smith, as well!

Squadron C

The men want to know when they
will be presented with a flag,
for the best singing-while-march-
In our first field inspection
we were a close second with 95%.
The good showing enabled the ones
who were lucky enough to have any
money, a chance to visit the won-
derful, beautiful Panama City.
They now have all decided to re-
main on the post till after grad-
If you are in the chow line,
and hear 'Get these men fed and
back to bed,' you can be sure
that Pfc. Tom Bell is also sweat-
ing the line.
S/Sgt. Blake suggests that the
landscape gardener of Squadron C
be sent on detached service to
Denver, Colorado. While in that
very beautiful city he would get
their recipe for growing beauti-
ful grass. In Denver, you can
plant seed in the morning; jump
away from the lawn at noon and at
night you have to run for the
lawn mower.
What say men let's turn in any-
thing we find in the squadron
'area to the Ist/Sgt. or the bar-
racks chief. Who knows you may
lose something tomorrow.
I wonder what we can do to
please a certain top-kick. It
seems that he is allergic to the
song 'Hooray for the Sgt.' We
then tried crooning 'Let Me Call
You Sweetheart' so he put in an-
other complaint. Next week we
will lullaby.him with 'Rock A Bye
Baby,' maybe this will satisfy
him. -Pfc nRay Adams

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September 4, 1943-


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First item this week! Class 43-39
came just a little too late to get
acquainted with our adjutant, Lt.
Godbold. The lieutenant was in
charge of a troop train to Salt Lake
City. On his way back, he was in-
jured in a plane crash and is now
recuperating in our own base hospi-
tal. The entire personnel of Squad-
ron B extend their sincerest wishes
for a speedy recovery. Let's go,
Lieut. we're all rootin' for you!
Student gossip is rather scarce.
these days. But here's an item:
What is responsible for the good be-
havior of Pfc. Milt Shantz during
the week? Could it be a week-end
pass to see the Mrs. ?
"Mugsy," the squadron mascot,
had a wonderful time during the ab-
sence of his master, F/Sgt. Nelson.
But why was he always found in the
Squadron E area? "Mice will play,
while the cat's away." No insinua-
tions go with the statements.
This reporter was snooping around
the orderly room in search of some
worthy gossip, when I came across
Sgt. "Lil' Abner" Green proposing
to his girl, long distance. He's still
the same. Could be that the answer
was No, yes? ?
Outside of the fact that the new
ratings came in, the instructor's mo-
rale is sky high because we're actu-
ally going on furlough.
Who is responsible for having a
cute little telephone operator wake
the C. Q. each and every morning at
4:30 a. m.? Personally, I think that
it's a toss between Sgts. Calvanesi,
Salvatori, Bako, and none other than
Lil' Abner.
The entire squadron mourns the
loss of Lt. Wilbur Baptist, who be-
came the adjutant of Squadron A..
Is the feeling mutual, Lieut.?
Why does S/Sgt. Brown feel un-
easy when someone stands close be-
hind him? It's a ticklish job. 'Do
you get that old feeling, Brownie?
What keeps "Slippery" Benz away
from the squadron area these
nights? Could it be the big city?
Come on and shell out, "Slippery",
what's her name or should I say
During the last few days, Sgt.
Kanefsky has had that for away look
in his eye. Has y6ur furlough got
anything to do with it, Sarge?
Why do all the instructors sweat
every time they hear Arizona men-
tioned? Don't you fellows like the
dry desert air? They tell me it's
very healthy.
Now that F/Sgt. Nelson is back, is
everybody happy? You too, S/Sgt.
Sgt. Weintraub has been uneasy
these last few days. At the time
of this writing, think that he's
sweating out his wife's trip down'
Seems to me that I hear the faint
sounds of wedding bells. Perhaps
something more definite will pan out'
at the next writing.
Let's go, Class 43-39, give out with
some gossip about your buddies. Af-
ter all, this column is just as much
yours, as the instructors. So let's
get on the topic with a mighty bit of
Sgt. Max F. Kanefsky.

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Squadron D

After one of the most successful .the time when he gets his furlough.
classes that has ever been graduat- The reason-to see a three months-
ed from this gunnery school Squad- old son whom he has never seen be-
ron D is starting a new class this fore. Sgt. Boyce is leaving in the
week. Class 43-35 had an average of very near future, and we can almost
112 on the final examination which imagine just how he will act when
should be a good goal for the new he sees his son.
class to beat. The section instruc- 1st Sgt. McLean, one of the stu-
tors in this squadron are to be com- dent gunners of class 43-35, made
mended on their good work and .in- gunner of the class and everyone
structions in this class, thought he amply deserved it. Sgtl
1st Sgt. Thompson has returned McLean, who was formerly with thd
from a 15-day vacation home. The Paratroopers, was retained as a sec-
Sarge looks fairiy well considering tion instructor. Mas was injured
everything one encounters while on while with the Paratroopers, and
a vacation when working for Uncle wanted to stay in the Air Corps, so
Sam. From all indications he must that is the reason why he was here
have had a nice time though and for gunnery training.
someone tells me he has already Our new class arrived in very
started, sweating his next one out. .good spirits after having given the
How about it, Sarge? Pool Squadron its first place in the
For the men who have seen Sgt. weekly inspections. We hope they
C. Dewey around the squadron for' will continue the good work now
so long, they will be missing him that they are with us. The class
in the very near future. He has contains 425 hopeful candidates for
just received some very encouraging the silver aerial gunner wings and
news from his cadet papers which fropl the start they appear to have
have been submitted for months. He the makings of another excellent
thinks he will be leaving in a very class. When we finally get set in
few days now for cadet training. The our new quarters we will look for-
squadrbn, as a whole, wishes him ward to having that "E" flag dis-
the best of luck in his training, played in front of the Orderly
Sgt. Boyce is anxiously waiting Room.

`E -C. J

"Do you mean, it, huh, do yov
mean it?" came the boisterous bel-
lows from Pfc. Streeper with his
arms wrapped around Cpl. Mays.
However, Cpl. Mays managed to es-
cape the strangling and we now be-
lieve they are the best of friends-
we hope. We are wondering if
Cpl. Hermanson will have to report
to the flight surgeon for an eye
exam. His difficulty seems to be in
not being able to recognize officers.
On this field, it will probably mean
a major operation! Chuck Eggel-
ston and his wife were definitely de-
cided on the color blue before the ar-
rival of their blessed event. How-
ever, the stork was color blind, re-
sulting in mixed signals leaving
them a baby girl. Is that a
cookie duster or dirt on Ronald
Mackey's nose? We'll soon find out!
... Corporal Rye better inform some-
-body or wear a great big sign on
him saying that he is an instructor
before someone of the aircraft rec
depot, or the Jam Handy boys wash
him out of school for lack of class
room attention. Who was the
"C. Q." that blew the "lights out"
Whistle an hour early last Saturday?
Instructor Sgt. Baumhauer says it's
a snap to hit the hand held machine
gun target, but was his face red.
when his score showed a decided
"flop." Cpl. Bill Noggle was so
excited when he was pursued by "P.
X. Sue" last Saturday evening, that
he ran right into a parked car, re-
sulting in a very painful leg injury,
producing a terrific limp. And to
top the situation off, a WAC rush-
ed up to him with anxiety about his
condition and asked him if he dam-
aged the car?
Fred Orme and "Mac" McDonald
send their pay home to their girls
faithfully. Recently their funds ex-
pired, and the two following tele-
grams were sent to the girls: "Ran
out of mon', no fun, send some." The
returned telegrams stated: "How sad,
too bad." Could S/Sgt. Bittner
and S/Sgt. Mills, be bucking for
Tech? Then what's the idea of get-
ting down on their hands and knees
and scrubbing the floor of their
-room? Maybe they were trying to
set an example for the students. How-
ever, the students didn't take the
hint! Timothy Ryan really studied
his notes last Sunday. Maybe he
forgot, that he already took the
final exam. Somebody remind him,
please! Tommy Abrahamson has
the right idea. He orders a 25c dish
and then snows. the waitress under
and walks out with the check in his
pocket. Pretty good! Let us in on
how it's done, huh? .Marks, Mun-
ger, and McCarthy take top honors
for being "musty beers." The tho'ts
of the boys that "P. T." is on the
rugged side, don't change their con-
victions about Lt. Mac Daniels. We
all think he's a pretty swell fellow
and does a swell job. When Richard
Adams made gunner of the week, he
went around collecting the Tyndall
Targets. The mail must have been
heavy the next day. Corbett had
better send his girl home, before he
suffers from exhaustion.
Oh, yes, someone wants to know
why Truesdale didn't go to town last
,Saturday night. Could it be that
Panama City life is too rugged for


Prar e



He's in love with a girl back home and carries her picture
in his wallet. He thinks that after-shave-talcum is strictly
for civilians and that everything is swell as long as the coke
holds out. He'd rather earn his silver wings than a million
dollars. He is going to apply for cadet any day now.
After the war he swears he'll never stand in line again. Be
goes to the post theater to laugh, love, fight and die with
Hollywood heroes about twice a week and wants to get to the
Stage Door Canteen before he gets out of uniform. He wishes
they'd stop the projection machine for a while in one of those
Betty Grable pictures.
For music he is strictly a Dorsey man -- either brother --
and Dinah Shore is his baby. He likes to mix it up -with Good-
man and Muggsy Spanier once in a while and wishes.he could
sing like Frank Sinatra.
PIC is his magazine and he writes the folks at least twice.
a week. Next to eating, mail call is his favorite indoor
sport. He just makes every formation by the skin of his teeth
except the chow line and pay call. With all his heart he be-
lieves, 'There are only two good places in the Army: where
you're from and where you're going' and knows that the way to
get ahead is 'Keep your eyes open, your mouth shut and never
volunteer for anything.' He thinks the mess sergeant has
something against him personally when he is next in line and
they run out of roast beef and switch to salami. He could do
without S.O.S. forever.
He tries to be nonchalant about going into combat but his
trigger finger has been itchy ever since he passed his form
63. He would rather fight the Japanese because he wants to
remember Pearl Harbor himself. He was awed by the Memphis
Belle and amazed that the men who flew her to fame were
surprisingly like the guys in his own barracks.
He keeps one pair of GI shoes under his bed for inspection
and wears the other from reveille to lights out. He goes to
church on Sunday. He beefs about GI food but eats every bit
of it. Bob Hope is his favorite comedian and Theresa Wright
is his Miss America. He takes two showers a day. If he could
he'd make a meal on ice cream.
He does not love GI parties, personal inspection, Sunday
detail or the obstacle course. He has a toothbrush haircut
because it's cool. It's a tossup between Blondie and L'il
Abner for his favorite comic. He's happy that F.D.R. is his
big C.O. and thinks that Brooklyn is the most-talked-of place
in the world.
He has dreams and hopes and ambitions all mixed up with a
delicious, brown-eyed brunette who likes plays and kids and
holding hands in the movies. There is no place in the world
like his home town.
He doesn't go much for hero stuff that typewriter commandos
turn out because he knows that a hero isnot extraordinary, not
Superman or Dick Tracy but just a guy named Joe or Harry, Dave
or Pete who comes from Lancaster, Pa. or Amarillo, Texas,
Fresno, California or Boston, Massachusetts, an ordinary guy
who is a good soldier and likes to get drunk on pay day.
Even though Grantland Rice won't name him in Collier's, he
is this year's all American. You were at his party when he
got drafted. You know him better than anyone else in this
This gunner is you! Squadron E- -Class 43-36



Above are shown the brothers Crumby, twin sons of Mr. and
Mrs. J.F. Crumby, of Water Valley, Miss. That's Hollis in the
gun turret and Wallace looking on. Or maybe that's Wallace in
the turret and Hollis looking on. Well, anyway, that's Hollis
and Wallace.
The Crumby boys--they're 19 years old--volunteered for ser-
vice in the Army Air Forces when a recruiting officer told them
they could remain together. They had previously considered the
Navy and the Marines. Following their enlistment they were
sent to Lowry Field, Colo., where they completed a course as
armorers. They are now in their fifth week of the gunnery
course at Tyndall Field and look forward to the day when they
can see duty aboard the same bomber at the front.
The Crumby boys left their Water Valley home two years ago
and before enlisting in the Air Forces were employed in a
factory at Memphis, Tenn. Thov are members of Squadron F.

Aerial Gunner's Creed
"If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don't;
If you'd like to win but you think you can't,
It's almost a 'cinch' you won't;
If you think you'll lose, you've lost!
For out in those planes you'll find, success begins
with a fellow's will -
It's all in the state of mind.

For many a fight is lost 'ere even the mission is
And many a coward fails 'ere even his flight's
Think brave, and your deeds will grow,
Be 'yellow' and you'll fall behind,
Think that .you can, and you will
It's all in the state of mind.

If you think you're out-classed, you are;
You've got to think high to rise;
You've got to be sure of your aim before you can
win a prize.
Life's battles don't always go, to the stronger or
faster man;
But sooner or later the man who wins
Is the fellow who thinks he can!"

"(Submitted by Major H. Johnston, Student Commandant)

"...The respect and admiration commanded by the American aerial gunner
are far and away out of proportion with their military rank.'- John Steinbeck






W HAT am I fighting for? Ask me why I was
born; the same answer fits both questions.
I'm fighting to live.
That document, which is almost religious in its
simplicity, almost like a song in the beauty of its
words, the American Declaration of Independence,
states my case accurately.
I was born with certain rights which are God-
given and inalienable. Today, there are several
men at large who would refuse me the free exercise
of those rights. I am fighting those men. It's
either them or me, and there are only two possible
ways for this fight to end for me, sudden death or
complete victory. And since there are millions
more like me, there can be only one possible ending
for those men-certain and utter defeat.
I am fighting because I don't like to believe
everything I'm told, even if it is true. I want to
be able to find out for myself. I demand my God-
given right to make a damned fool of myself, to
get my fingers burned and to learn, maybe, not to
do the same thing the next time.
I am fighting because I like to believe that no
man on God's green earth is any better than I am,
physically, mentally, biologically or morally. I'm
probably wrong a million times, but I don't want
anybody to put me or my kids in a narrow social
slot saying, "That's where we decide you belong."
I'm fighting because I like to feel that I am the
government, just as much as a ward heeler or a
President. I like to feel that my politicians can
be "seen." I want to be in the game. I want to
think that I can use my vote as a bludgeon or a
baton, as my wisdom or my whimsey suits me,
and I want to know that in the final analysis my
vote does count as a candid expression of my own
opinion. I want to be able to scorn the errors of
big men. I want to argue at the polls and howl like
a stuck pig when I pay high taxes.
I don't like order for its own sake. I want to
enjoy the scolding or patient forbearance of my
wife when I scatter my pipes or books or tools
about the house. I feel that a certain amount of
organized disorder is an index to a man's freedom.
But I do like a good batting average, high per-
formance, well-used skill. And I want to be able

Sgt. Frank G. Jennings.

to see the score and damn the umpires. The guys
I'm fighting are against this.
I'm fighting for the right to go home where and
when I choose; to go to any church I like; to join
a labor union of my own choice and use the good
old vote there too.
I want to read the books of my own choosing;
to listen to music and see plays produced by
artists who are good because they are artists who
have something to say well, not because they are
white-blooded Aryans.
I am fighting for the right to read my own news-
paper and listen to my radio, secure in the knowl-
edge that most of it is truth, some of it hokim and
a little of it the kind of obvious lying that makes
me mad enough to think straight.
I am fighting for the utter defeat of those men,
so that never again, anywhere, will people with
similarly warped minds have a chance to speak out
of the mouth of the mob and bulldoze a nation
into a fanatical belief in a nightmare scheme of
world rule by them or world ruin for all.
For I believe as my father and his father be-
lieved, that a nation's destiny is the result of the
bounty and freedom enjoyed by its people.
Those men use people as fuel for their engines
of aggression. I am against the waste of genera-
tions of men on the barren fields of war. My
country has always known that wars are wasteful.
Those men have fooled their countries into be-
lieving that war is a good risk.
So I am fighting that never again will the enter-
prise of war be worth, for even the shortest time,
the gain of conquest.
The only kind of aggressiveness can appreciate
is that shown by a salesman or a football player,
and I want to be able to tell the salesman I don't
like his product.
And finally I am fighting for the great privilege
and duty of making the American dream a reality
in my time.

About the Author

ALTHOUGH he has seen and liked many other
Parts of the United States since enlisting in
the Army Air Corps in May, 1941, Staff Sgt.
Frank G. Jennings is still a confirmed New Yorker.
"I want to feel the pulse of the subway," he says.
"I prefer skyscrapers to mountains. Streams of
people interest me more than the greatest rivers."
Born in New York's storied borough of Brooklyn
in 1915, Sergeant Jennings has had more than the
usual variety of experiences for a young man. He
started working in 1933, after attending Brooklyn
Technical High, where he was editor of the school
paper. An assortment of jobs, capped by one as
laboratory assistant in a paint factory, failed to
stamp out a newspaper yen his school-paper days

had given him, and he put in a stretch at the New
York University School of Journalism. Later he
switched to a job on the loading gang at a milk-
pasteurizing plant, where he became an active
member of Local 584 of the Teamsters Union,
AFL. "Today, I consider that a most important
part of my training," Sergeant Jennings says. "I
learned what democracy really was and how it
Subsequently, he did free-lance writing for New
York newspapers. Prior to his enlistment, he had
become assistant director of the labor department
of the Greater New York Fund. Sergeant Jennings
is currently stationed near New York and his wife,
Gloria, whom he married in 1941.

Furnished by Special Service for use on Orientation Bulletin Boards


RADIO SECTION-Pvt. Pastawski
found out he could check tubes much
better if he used a conversion chart
showing the commercial type cor-
responding to the G. I. Better get
on the ball, Junior. Tyndali needs
"good" radio men S/Sgt. Boss is
drooping around with a sad haunted
look in his eyes. It seems his gal
took a powder to Michigan this
week. Incidently, George, did you
know even a "rookie four striper"
could get separate rations and quar-
ters? Cpl. Shearon And Pfcse
Russo and Pearson, fresh from Tyn-
dall, are still trying fo find the
city of Apalachicola. So is every-
bod$ else, boys. If you look on a
map you'll find it's an' intersection
on this side of the Apalachicola Riv-
cently transferred into this section'
is Cpl. Roy L. Reynolds. A capable
first aider, formerly a pill-roller in
the navy Heard from Cpl. Klan-
ica this week. He is now in Miami
soaking in.studies as an aviation ca-
let Sgt. Gray is expecting to
ieave shortly for cadet training. Best,
of luck to you, Harry.
B. "Buckshot" Galaway is indeed a
happy chap these days. Why? Well,
he just returned from a very rugged
furlough but the thing that really
makes him happy is the fact that he
is now one of the hangar's OUT-
STANDING crew chiefs. Buckshot
says, "I'm really up among the big
boys now. It shows I got suction."
Pvt. Knowles is Buckshot's man
Friday. When he and Buck get on
a job you can be sure it's done right.
They say they're Chanute (not Tyn-
dall Tech) graduates Frederick
A. Lyman, who, incidentally, is do-,
ing an excellent job as the new line
engineering officer and the man who
"Keeps 'Em Flying" here, has just
been prompted to Captain The
officers at Apalachicola think they
have a pretty good softball team.
"hey have, too, but, of course, they
haven't met the "crack" team from
Line Engineers .
Pvt. Roscoe "Deckaroo"
DecKard is still trying to get some
prop-wash from Air Corps Supply
so he can wash the propellor on
TY-539' Does any one know what
happened to the "Gremlin Oil" he
had in his plane? Sgt. Deieter
Zaha is "sweating out" the duration
plus. He states, "Boy! When this
war is over, I'll really be dragging
in the jack from Chicago." When
asked what his racket was in the
great underworld city, he refused to
talk. What has he "cooked up"
SEE: Sgt. Landry wearing his new
coveralls, size 42-R. (He wears a
A4 ordinarily) Pfc. Walsh wear-
ing corporal's stripes. Cheez, he's a
hold worker Beer for enlisted
men Laundry tickets made out
right and no laundry shortages .
Lock boxes in the post office so the
boys can get their mail after hours
A chaplain on the post to re-
lieve Squadron Supply of so much
'traffic Wbrk clothes by the
truck-load at Tyndall QM before
winter comes.
to welcome home T/Sgt. Erwin who
has had a lengthy stay at the Tyn'-
dall Hospital, recuperating from a
broken leg .It is true-that "Smit-
ty" gets paid by the Post Mess?


We hear he furnishes regular night he tried the "nuptial knot," with the
K. P.'s Congratulations to Sgt. little heart-beat, the answer was
Sanderson, Cpl. Cole, and Pfc. Cox "No." Booked but not hooked. Corme
on their promotions to staff sgt., sgt. on Jim, just what happened? Did.
and cpl., respectively .We haven't the lil' de-icer turn you down. At
seen Pvt. Romero in Gulf County least, he has quit racing with the
lately. What's the matter, Francis,, "pack." He's through, howling.
somebody beating your time? It seems that "bachelorhood" is
HEADQUARTERS: Sgt. James getting kinda tiresome for Danny
S. O'Connor blew in late last week Gabbard these days, so he has his
with all tales from back east. In- heart set on leading little "Mary"
cidentally he was iust in' time to get down the aisle of that little vine-
tha.t extra "sahck strike" he has covered church in the hills of old'
been sweating. But, when asked if Kaintuck. Good luck,. Dan, and we

Group I

Well, here we are again. Now that
we have three reporters, Strong,
Mueller and ,Cruz, you should .get
triple your satisfaction-or some-
thing, but we are not promising a
thing. A good "sweat" was had by
most of the boys in regard to the
ratings but it, was worth it. The
old timers didn't have much trouble
doing the sewing of the chevrons
but you 'should have. seen the Pri-
vates First Class-I'm telling you I
was in stitches. Asked Sgt. Nolan
how he and the "Big Shots" were
coming along and he said not so
good-now just between you and me
and the lamp post-. Glad that No-1
lan made his rating as now he won't.
be wanting "inside information" on
the subject.
Several of the fellows have left
us for a while to go to school. We
will miss them but then when they
come back they will be all the bet-
ter-we wonder. These married
men that get away from their wives
for a while ..
Heard that S/Sgt. Frady and
S/Sgt. Jackson had quite a time in
Pensacola. The purpose of the visit
was to have a tire retreaded. Bet it
was more than the tire that got re-
treaded. "Nicki" Lescho is doing all
Saw S/Sgt. Cook the other day
and asked him how he like Appalach-
icola. All that he said was that it
felt great getting back to normal.
S/Sgt. Eddie Strong had quite the
time the other night during thea
blackout. He came home and start-.
ed feeling for the light switch. Fun-
ny, the lights never did go on,

Squadron F

M day descended upon our squad-
ron suddenly last week when we were
ordered to move to the "Black Bar-
racks." These barracks had prev-
iously been occupied by members of
the' Royal Netherlands Military
Force, the Aviation cadets, and the
French Air Force. For the first time
since they have been activated, our
headquarters staff got an orderly
room. Everything was moved in
rapid order and without mishap, and
two days after we began to move,
everything was in inspection shape.
There are a lot of improvements to
be made, that is a certainty, but we
did it before under seemingly impos-
sible conditions, and we can do it
again, with the help of all the men.
The attitude of this squadron late-
ly as regards military discipline, can-
not be commended. Frankly, you
fellows seem to feel sorry for your-
selves and will not accept the respon-
sibilities that you, as soldiers, must
take upon your shoulders. You men
must learn above all other things
that you.are soldiers first and then
gunners. A combination of these
two is our aim, but if you must be
only one, then choose the first. Oth-
erwise you'll never come back from
a mission.
A little note of cheer is that this
is your last week of gunnery train-
ing. Rest assured that it is your
most important week and you must
be steady of aim. The permanent
party will also get their chance to
shoot the "hell" out of the target as
they will also go aloft for a little
gunnery training. Good shooting,

D ao' '7

hope she is as good natured as you
We must mention the Morning Re-
port Gremlin. Yes! he is back with
us again, and we are really amazed
at the things he went and done in
old Virginny. His descriptions would
stagger one's belief. If it's all that
wonderful there, me for Virginia.
Johnnie was sorta taken by surprise
at the unexpected arrival of another
strine. Maybe. Sarge, you aren't
really a gremlin after all.
Phillip *Knotts. of the Message
Center, is doing OK, it seems, as he
has finally made that cornoral strine,
and now if the guys in the barracks
will only quit playing that "hill bil-
ly" music on the radio he will be
pretty well satisfied. Oh, if only
they would restrict that certain sta-
tion in Texas from the air!
Corporal Walsh should take more
P. T., don't you think, fellahs? Only
thing that seems to be wrong with
the world is that he needs 25 hours
sleep and there are only 24 hours in
a day.


Don't laugh, Group III won a ball
game over the "Mighty Armours."
Pfc. "Married Man" Moore arrived
back from furlough looking bad.
What's the matter, Moore, doesn't
it agrees with you?
Pfc. Radford's one desire-is' to get
a job in Port St. Joe after the war
is over.
Sgt. Perryman was in his usual
condition Saturday night. We hear
a dude cow-girl is trying to reform
our cultured friend.
Pfc. Rowland thinks he would be
a first class commando after riding
around in his jeep after tow targets
that land in the most inaccessible
We notice Cpl. Fawcett is wear.
ing serpeant stripes. About time,
huh, Lester?
Donald Stratton still dreams of
combat. He has the desire to see
men held 30 cal's and fire them in
their arms like the pictures he's seen
on the screen.
We hear that Sgt. Joe K. Moore
is contemplating matrimony. Atten-
tion all married men. Any advice
would be appreciated.
Attention, Sgt. Keeter, a bath tub
is built for one person at a time,
Sgt. Nelson, the angel of Group
III. We wonder how he tolerates
the conversation in the barracks.
Sgt. Sanders, the intellectual gen-
ius of our group hasn't yet learned
that there is no such things as true
Sgt. Gracey, remember that if one
won't there is always another that
S/Sgt. Miller shouldn't make his
intentions toward certain girls
known. They may blow up!
How does the suburbs of Apalachi-
cola look. Ask Sgt. "Lucy" Brewer.
He can give you all the dope. We
wonder if a certain "Opal" lives
there. What say, Brewer?
Pfc. Baugh and wife are expecting
a blessed double on or about Christ-
We wonder what attracts Cpl.
Maxwell's attention in Group III.
Watch out, Nedley, Maxwell's a ser-.
'ious man!
-S/Sgt. James O. Edge.

this day my daily-broad.

September 4, 1943

"Boy oy. What a Vew!"
"Boy o' Boy. What a View!"

riTE r Ti A T T manT1m






Still smarting from their stinging 5-1 defeat at the hands
of the Eglin Flyers last Sunday, Tyndall's Tornadoes will
attempt to regain their winning ways at the expense of the
Pensacola Naval Air Training Center nine whom they meet in
single games today and tomorrow on the post athletic field.
The Tornadoes split a double-header with the Pensacola squad
when they traveled to that city two weeks ago. Lt. Herman
Franks, former big league catcher, is expected to handle the'
backstop chores for the Navy OFFICERS WIN USO DIAMOND
This past Sunday the Tornadoes NINTH INNING RALLY
went to Eglin Field looking for NTH NIN RA
their second consecutive win over Lt. Bill Mendelson did it
that team, but came away limping again.
from a 5-1 shellacking. With two outs, two men on the
Loose fielding again was the bases, and his team' trailing by
major factor in the defeat, and two runs in the ninth inning of
in addition, there was an apparent a championship game against the
lack of the usual hustle and pep. Wainwright Shipbuilders at peli-
However, it is more than likely can Park last Sunday, he stepped
that playing on home grounds and to the plate and smacked the first
encouragement from the stands pitch out of the park to give the
will help the Tornadoes snap out Tyndall Field Officers a 7-6 win,
of their lethargy this afternoon. and their 17th triumph in 18
Donoway, who started on the starts.
mound for the Tyndall team against The blow enabled the Officers
Eglin, was lifted for a pinch to finish their season in a blaze
hitter in the eighth, after allow- of glory. Gaining an early 4-0
ing eight hits which were con- lead, three of the runs coming in
averted into five runs. "Joe" the first frame on solid hits by
Flanagan relieved. Lts. Moe Freeman, Jim Bailey,
Zachell pitched the entire game Mendelson, and Herb Edelman, the
for the Flyers giving up five Tyndall Field team dropped behind
hits. The Tornadoes scored their in the late innings on Wain-
lone run in the ninth on hits by wright rallies. It looked like a
Hines, Brown and Orange. sure Wainwright victory going in-
This afternoon's contest with to the ninth frame as efty Noles
the Naval Air Training Center had not permitted a run since the
nine begins at 3:00 P.M., while fourth frame, but a single by
tomorrow's tussle will start at Freeman, a walk to Bailey, and
2:00 P.M. Flanagan, Donoway and Mendelson's prodigious smash sent
Davis will be on hand for Tyndall the Shipbuilders home on the short
mound assignments. end of the score.
The box score: Lt. Joe 'Glasser was on the
ORnADOr S c R H mound for the winners and turned
Hines, ss 3 1 1 in a steady hurling Job except in
Brown. 2b 4 0 1
Orange, if 4 o 1 the fourth frame when the Ship-
Jackrel, rf 4 0 0
CostLgan, lb 3 o 1 builders tallied four times on an
Didier, c 4 O 0 assortmentof hits. Lt. Mendelson
Anderson, 3b 2 0 0
Donoway, p 2 0 0 grabbed the spotlight with his
Flanagan, p 1 0 6
Sedmak 1 0 o home run and double, but Lts. Moe
Totals 32 1 5 Freeman and Jim Bailey also play-
ELqN FLTEaS AB R H ed outstanding ball.

n l lan, r!
Lasplaces, 2b
Kozusko, Ir
Iress Ib
Kenoricks, s5
Early, cf
Carmody, 3b
Luciano, c
Zachell, p


(Games through Thursday,
Club Won Lost
New York 77 46
Washington ...69 58
Cleveland .... 6 57
Detroit ...... 65 68
Chicago ...... 64 61
Boston ...... 5. 9 67
t. Louis .... 68
Philadelphia 41 82
St. Louis .... 82 43
Cinn ......... 69 55
Brooklyn ..... 61 58
Pittsburgh ... 67 63
Chicago ...... 61 64
Boston ....... 55 56
Philadelphia. 64 71
New York ..... 44 79

Sept. 2;


Even Hollywood ax its best
couldn't equal the-thrilling
9th inning rally put on by the
T/F Officers in their game
last Sunday afternoon.
With two away and two men on,
and his team trailing by two
runs, Lt. Bill Mendelson con-
nected solidly and drove the
ball deep into right center
for a home run inside thepark!
Sunday, Sept. 18, has been
announced as the date of the
first Tyndall tennis tourney.
The courts are expected to be
ready for play late this week.
The deadline for entries in
Tuesday night's table tennis
tournament is Monday, 3 P.M.
Entries will be accepted at
the Post Athletic Office.




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Batting in the clean-up spot for the Tornadoes is husky NICK
ORANGE (above) of the Medics. The recent addition of Nick to
the T/F line-up has supplied the missing punch in the Tornado
Nick, whose rank is that of a corporal, has been regularly
assigned to patrol left field. His home town is Jeannette, Pa.
Previous to entering the army, he had spent several seasons
with various minor league teams.


The New York Yankees and St.
Louis Cardinals are leading the
pennant races in the American and
National Leagues, respectively,
and Brooklyn's Dodgers are still
"dem beloved bums" to millions,
but the Pittsburgh pirates have a
staunch supporter in the WAC De-
tachment here and for good
Pittsburgh's number one fan, as
far as Tyndall Field is concerned,
is Lt. Mildred Gee, Executive
Officer of the Wac Post Head-
quarters Company. She is the
sister of Pitcher Johnny Gee, one
of the twirlers upon whom Manager
Frankie Frisch is counting heavily
to lead the pirates to a first
division berth.
Pitcher Gee, elongated hurler
of the Pirates, stands six feet,
nine inches in his stocking feet,
and is the tallest player in the
majors today. A sensation with
the Syracuse Chiefs in the In-
ternational League a few seasons
ago, Gee was sold to the pirates
for the reported sun of $35,000.
He has experienced difficulty in
hitting his normal stride against
National Leauge batters but Sis
Mildred is confident he will be-
cane a star before very long.
Every night during the baseball
season, Lt. Gee sticks close by
the radio awaiting the scores.
When the pirates win, she smiles
broadly and says, "I told you so."
When the pirates win, with Gee
pitching, her joy knows no bounds.

j 0 V;.I E S|

BLESSED EVENT, Lupe Velez, Leon

Sun., Mon., 'THE SKY'S THE LIMIT,'
Fred Astaire, Joan Leslie.

Tuesday. 'ALASKA HIGHWAY, Je'an
Parker, Richard Arlen.

Wed., Thur., 'THIS IS THE ARMY,
All Star Cast.

William Lundigan, Virginia Dale.

Sun., Mon., 'DIXIE,' Bing Crosby,
Dorothy Lamour.

Tues. thru Thur., 'HEAVEN CAN
WAIT,' Gene Tierney, Don Ameche.

Late Show Wednesday, 'THAT NATZY
NUISANCE, Billy Watson.
Friday, 'SILVER SKATES,' Patricia

Saturday, 'GAUCHO SERENADE,' Gene

Late Show Sat., 'STORMY WEATHER,'
All Colored Cast.

Sun, Mon., 'ALASKA HIGHWAY,' Jean
Parker, Richard Arlen.

George Sanders.

Wednesday, 'TISH,' Marjorie Main,
Lee Bowman.

Thursday, 'DIXIE DUGAN,' Lois
Andrews, James Ellison.

Buster Crabbe.

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Tr~ TYNnlT.T. TbRr.RT


With their victory machine
still geared in high, the Red
Caps traveled to Eglin Field last
Sunday and came away with their
second win over that club this
season. The score was 8-4.
Leftfielder Mayo started the
team out in the first inning with
a single. The big inning of the
game was the fourth, when Har-
rison, Mayo, Randle and Dawkins
in succession, batted out hits.
The playing field was in very
poor shape, which contributed to
the large number of errors each
team made.
Streeter started on the mound
for the Red Caps, but was re-
placed in the eighth by Jenkins.
Box score:
Harrison, lb 4 1 3
Mayo, If 4 2 2-
Randle, 2b 4 1 1
Dawkins, ss 4 1 1
Martin, c 4 1 2
Blackson, 3b 4 0 0
white, cf 4 1 1
English, rf 4 1 2
Streeter, p 3 0 2
Jenkins, p 1 0 0
Totals 36 8 14
rone 4 0 0
Norwood, rf 0 0
Allen, if 1 0 0
Brown, 3b 4 0 0
Smith, a8 2 2
Harris, 2b 0
Nickel, cf 3 0 1
passnore, c 3 1 1
Warren, p 3 0 1
Robinson, If 2 0 1
Totals 30 4 6
TYNDALL 1 1 3 0 0 2 0 0 8
EOLIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 4
Two base hits Harrison 3,
Randle 1, Dawkins 1, English 1,
Smith 1, passmore 1. Stolen
bases: Mayo 1, Martinez 2.
Double play: 1, Smith to Drone
to passmore. Left on base: Tyn-
dall 7, Eglin 1. Base on bal s:
Streeter 1, Jenkins 0, Warren 3.
Strikeouts: Streeter 5, Jenkins
1 Warren 7. Winning pitcher:
sireeter. umpires: Marshmond
and Smith. Time: 2:30.

Sports Slants
By Camp Newspaper Service
Capt. Ray Barbutti, former
Syracuse University quarter miler
and Olympic champion in 1928,
has recovered from an attack of
sand fly fever and returned to
duty in North Africa.

Newest 4Fs in baseball are Joe
Schultz, St. Louis Browns catcher,
and Rufe Gentry, ace pitcher-for
the Buffalo Bisons in thn Inter-
national League. No reason was
given for their rejection.
S/Sgt. Tom Smith, former
Louisiana College track star,
cracked his own Keesler Field
(Miss.) javelin mark with a 206-
foot, 9%-inch heave at the third
summer track and field meet held
at the Base recently.



Tyndall Field skeet shooters
were well represented at the re-
cent national trapshoot tourna-
ment at Vandalia, Ohio, by Capt.
Graydon Hubbard, director of
ground training at the Army Air
Forces Flexible Gunnery school,
and two of his enlisted instruc-
Together with two army officers
from the gunnery school at Buck-
ingham Field, Fort Myers, Fla.,
Capt. Hubbard and S/Sgts. Ed Wil-
liams and Mercer Tennelle won
runner-up honors in the service
men's section of the tournament.
They lost to the Indiana state
team by one bird.
Capt. Hubbard and Sgts. Wil-
liams and Tennelle were members
of a Tyndall Field team which re-
cently won the Southeastern Open
Skeet Tournament at Jacksonville.
Additional honors were captured
at Vandalia by Sgt. Tennelle, who,
won 'the $6 yard shoot for non-
commissioned service men and Capt.
Hubbard, who was runner-up in the
event for service men.
Capt. Hubbard is former nation-
al skeet champion. Sgt. Williams
is California state champion and
Sgt. Tennelle is Lousiana trap

A team of aerial gunners from
Buckingham Field at Fort Myers
will compete here this weekend
with Tyndall in another in the
series of inter-school gunnery
Five events--skeet, moving base,
air-to-air, machine gun strip and
moving target--will be included
in the contest.
Last weekend, the Tyndall team
scored victories in four of the
five events, losing out only in
the moving target' competition.
The Tyndall team which went to
Fort Myers last weekend was com-
posed of five men from squadron C
-Sgts. J.R. Best, W.J. Belcher,
G.A. Reed, W.A. Lowe, and W.S.
Selected for the competition'
here this weekend were represent-
atives of squadron D--A/C W.C.
Liggett and Sgts. L.R. Bailey,
G.M. Chapman, C.H. Gabhart and
B.A. Evans.

-C~uarter~ matter;.

Pfc. Leo DeWolf Wolford, who was
the guest of S. Stilts and wife in P.
C. over the week-end, maintains that
he is a one-woman man-the ques-
tion .being which woman? Rank
hath no peer, quoth the bard of Bay
2, Sgt. Springer-as an example he
cites a decidedly romantic phone call
he enjoyed with one of the few re-
maining surviving Motor Pool chauf-
ferettes-while Cpl. First Class Clar-
ence White, favorite son of Flomaton,
Ala., sweated over the nozzle of his
gas hose.
T/4 Clarence Wrenn, of Washing-
ton, Va., and Pensacola ,is sporting
the latest in handkerchiefs-beeooti-
ful scarlet designs on a white back-
ground with shirt to match and
that ain't ketchup Pfc. John Jos-
eph Barry, Jr., staunch supporter of
JC's Mayor Frank Hague, spent the
night with T/5 Francis Curran, of
South Boston, last week-it might be
editorially noted that Curran does
not have a double decker bed.
Pfc. James J. McDonnell, last of
the vanishing Dead-end Kids, hon-
ored the boys wit ha vocal recital
last week arranged by his erstwhile
companion and business manager, P,
Conti Leonardi, Cpl. Mac ex-
hibited a wide repertoire of classical
favorites and showed exceptionally

Finance Fanfare

News is rather .scarce with Fi-
nance this week. Aside from one
chap returning from furlough and
another departing for a couple of'
weeks of devastating delight, our
staff passed a normal seven days.
This correspondent hails from the
town where Mark Twain lived as a
boy and that famous writer recom-
mended the weather as a good sub-
ject when there was little to tall
about. Along that line, we are hav-

holey molars-he is presently consid-
ering closing a deal wit hthe Metro-
politan Opera Company for the role
of "Aida"
Phone wires buzzed Saturday night
in search of Fredd Hentschke, origin-
al romance man, with an invitation
to travel the Burma Road Pvt.
Smith Mahorney, pony express driv-
er, has captured a WAC whose in-
terests lie along the lines as his-
the male must go through.
At last it can be told-Red Alford,
Pfc., is minding his P's and Q's all
for the love of S/Sgt. MacBeth's sec-
retary Cpl. Andrew H. Brown,
alias Wm. H. Andrews, far from his
home in N. C., was under the im-
pression that Bay 8 had moved out-
side the barracks last Satuday night
. Goebel's, Goebel's, who ever heard
of Goebel's? Cpl. Dom Lentile, in
company with Zulu Glaster, wasc
seen bedecked in his finest in search
of some GI romance, no doubt .
,gt. Ermal Ramey, friend of the
people, came from furlough by way
of Port St. Joe last week.
Sgt. Rever's gang is the proud pos
sessor of a wooden keg which con-
tains nothing but water There
is a rumor going around that a Pfc.
of the 907th is bucking for Corporal
-a Corporal in the 785th-that's all!

to letters received by some of the
boys, Lt. Blazak is certainly getting
along okeh.
LADS: Corp. Garth Thomas, snap-
ping snapshots; Sgt. Joe Cappiello,,
driving nails; Sgt. Bob Amis, noon
siestas; Sgt. Ernie Dumont, count-
ing ration points; Corp. O. J. Har-
ris, catching the first bus at 4:30;
Corp. Carl Rinker, looking for a Chi-
cago paper. .--Sgt. E. P. O'Hearn.'

White Flashes

:ng a struggle with our barracks The lawn in tront ot our Squadron
lawn. Here we are without rain for 'orderly room never looked better
quite a spell and despite the efforts than it does now with its shrubs and
of our embryo horticulturists and a flowers in full bloom. To top it off
garden hose, the grass has developed the "E" flag which we took posses-
definite tinges of yellow. If any sion of the second half of last week
reader can refer us to a competent could never have had a better look-
rain-maker, we'll do business if the ing lawn to wave over.
R. M. can produce. Captain Wiseman is back again
The coke machine located just in- after a well earned leave which the
side our office door played a con.- captain enjoyed very much.
tinuous tune all during August. We miss our squadron lounge room
Corp. Middlemas, in charge of the which at present is being redecorat-
concession, has 'toted' so many cas- ed, the color schemes for the floor
es of bottles lately that he aspires' being planned by Lt. Goldstein. When
to a brewery truck job after dura- finished, it is expected to be one of
tion and six months. Jimmy Mid- the best on the field. A ping pong
lemas hails from Tennessee and it's ,table is also to'be installed in the
doubtful if BEER is sold up there, day room in the near future.
Remember T/Sgt. Johnny Blazak, S/Sgt. George C. Parker boasts of
who departed Tyndall's finance of- owning the only air conditioned au-
fice some months ago? Now, it is tomobile on the field. He intends to
2nd Lt. John S. Blazak, commission- have window glass put in as soon
ed several weeks past and according as the cold weather comes along.

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Don't let grass grow under your
feet, for everyone may submit news
for probable publication in the Ord-
notes through Pfc. Sorenson or As-
sistaht (?) First Sgt. Knowles. Re-
member that the remarks stated in
these articles will be entirely of an
unprejudiced or unbiased ($1.98 a
word) nature. (If the so called hu-
mor in this issue is too dry, you can
wash it down with 3.2 beer or P. C
First, we want to extend a late
but nevertheless hearty welcome to
Captain Emery, our new Ordnance
Officer. He will find this company
has good workers, because the aver-
age man is willing to cooperate with
him 100 per cent Best wishes to
Lt. Birney, who went to Lansing,
Mich., for the purpose of attending
a 3 week "blitzkrieg" aircraft arma-;
ment course. A salute for First
Lt. Lake. (A set of gold bars for
sale at the Ordnance Motor Pool)
After an absence or several months
we again take our "typewriter in
hand" for the purpose of resuming
to hunt and then peck out the latest
news and events of the Ordnance
Lots of interesting things have tak-
en place, some you know about and
others are unfamiliar to most of the
Dobberky desperately trying to an-
swer a call on one of them thar new
fangled telephones, only to find out
he Was talking through the wrong
end. Tsk! Tsk! Following last
week's Tyndall Field dance we ob-
served an Ordnance Romeo get out
of a car in which were five females

Chow Line Chatter
At last the kitchen personnel have
come into their own with the newly
formed Mess Squadron. First of all,
let's give a note of praise to Captain
LeForce, Lt. Ralston and First Sgt,
Barbier for the splendid way in
which they have whipped the mess
men into shape and accustomed them
to the routines of living in a body,
rather than being separated, as in
the past.
Under their fine leadership we are
striving to place our Squadron
among the best on the field, and be-
fore long we intend to give the ef-
ficiency banner a permanent home
on our front lawn.
This being our initial contributions
to the Target, we haven't much in
the wap of gossip or news, but with
myself and S/Sgt. Hawkins gather-
ing items of interest in Mess No. 2
and the Squadron as a whole, we'll
appreciate hearing from Messes 1
and 3. So if you have anything
you would like to see in the Target
just pen or pencil it and leave it at
the Orderly Room with Cpl. Luns-
Congratulations to Lts. Hamende
and Bolduc on their new silver bars;
And to Cpl. Latinette on his recent
nuptials, only someone find him a
place to live before he runs everyone
crazy Has T/Sgt. Ott told you
about the fine' time he had at thet
"My Club" in Cottondale sipping
suds, while sweating a train back te
Tyndall ?
Can it be that Sgts. Hawkins and
Brown, assisted by Cpls. Jones and
Latinette are building a new highway
to and from Mess Hall No. 2, or
have they been off the beam again
and are now paying off? Have
yon noticed "GI" Johnson our "Prod-
igal Son" is back at the stoves?
Remember men this is your col-
umn, if you have any gossip that's
strictly confidential whisper it to the
field, through us and the Target.
Until next week.
"Keep 'em glying!"
-Pvt. A. J. Falato.

The journey had been all the way
from the Rec Hall to his barracks.
Unfortunately it was too dark for
anyone to see his face. Five to one
-my, my! Pvt. Rainer was a
surprised man when he accidentally
dropped a half dollar and heard it
RING like one of those silver pen-
know that Pfc. Howard Sriith is one
of the four soldiers graduating from
an automotive school in Texas with
a mark of 93 per cent or better.
There were over 200 men in hisa'
class! Fine going, fella. Now about
to attend this same school are Pfc.:
Hare and Pfc. Pendleton. PvtL
Cowing is getting his mail from
some gal with initials "S. W. A. K."
Now could those letters stand for
something else? Anyone griping
about the Thursday night dances
have Sgts. Parker and "Alabama" to'
reckon with. .. That gent with the
turned down pipe, Pfc. Arcese, is at-
tempting to better himself by going
into the Legal Dept. of the Rugged
(?) 69th Squadron. Considering
the coke bets Sgt. Burnett has won
demonstrating his athletic prowess;
we unofficially elect him the new
PT instructor.
If Ordnance ratings eventually come
out in the Ordnance, he should call
him, or her, CORPORAL. ... Evi-
dently Cpl. Williams finds the com-
pany of a certain Madeline very
splendid while visiting the S. Safe,
He spends enough time there.
-Pfc. Meyers.

We are getting better witn each
inspection. Just a little more push,
fellows, and we will be on the top.
Wonder why Dippre doesn't want
to bring the woman down here? We
have a wonderful moon here, Dippre.
Who made the crack about want-
ing a softball team? Well, what are
you waiting for, fellows, we haiC(
the balls and bats. If you get the
players we should get the schedules.
We didn't do so good on the volley-
ball game. It must of been the
horse flies but we promise to better
ourselves next time.
SAll for this' time and remember'
it isif't always what you tnow but'
who you know.
--Eddie, Woody, Harold.

Skunk Hollow

Well, it seems that the forgotten
men at "Skunk Hollow" have been
remembered at last. The guardian
angel, came in the form of Lt: Moore,
the assistant special service officer
of Tyndall Field, and a cast of en-
tertainers unequalled for their in-
genious way of dishing out fun and
frivolity. The show was a howling
(and I do mean howling) success
from start to finish. The performers
seemed to have just as good a time
as the audience. Mr. Massal, the
M. C. and leader of the orchestra,
would wise crack and the audience
would wise crack back at him. It
was a duel of wits and a great time
was had by all. The only thing lack-
ing was the presence of the man that
has been working his fingers to the
bone in order that the forgotten
might be remembered, Captain Free-
man. The members of the Pool
Squadron want to extend to him
their thanks, and wishes for an early
recovery, in order that the light
colored V-8 might be seen in the
vicinity of ol' Skunk Hollow once


Squadron A

SWelcome to Squadron "A", M/Sgt.
R. H. Kelly. We're sure that you'll
help to make this squadron the best
on Tyndall T/Sgt. Albert J. Mer-
cer was sen rushing to his barracks
one day last week. It seems that
some instructor mistook Sgt. Mercer
for a Pfc., so he double-timed back
to put lis three up and two down
on everything from his red flannels
to his overcoat.
Sgt. (Effective 1 Aug. 43) Harry
S. Baker spent the evening before
payday in. his room. No, he wasn't
,broke. He was just packing for' a
four weeks vacation in Ft. Myers.
Sgt. Baker was commissioned by all
'his friends as a purchasing agent.
for wings, wings, and more wings.
Pfc. Norman F. Aveyard (Gard-
ner, Mass.) is looking forward to his
first furlough since he entered the
armed forces.
Pfc. James E. Tomlinson left for
the wide open spaces of Texas as
soon as he got paid. "Tommy" has
a furlough, of course. Lucky lad!
Squadron "A" is no longer the
stepchild of Squadron "D." Thank
God. Squadron "D" has moved,
leaving Squadron- "A" a break,
dreary orderly room with two phones.
But at least the orderly room is ours
now. Squadron "D" left its pool
table-but don't worry-they took
the cues and balls When they mov-
P. X. please note: Why is it that
some states can get their pennants
hung up twice and other states are
ignored. After all, there are some
Iowa lads here. (Apologies to
Several married men of this
squadron have their eyes cast upon
those new homes being built by the,
water tower. Tell us, Billeting Offi-
cer, will G. I.'s be able to live there'
or are they. reserved for civilians?
We'd like to know, but fast.
Time to close, so 'bye now!
--S/Sgt. H. A. Pratt, Jr.

Brown Bombers

The "Stormy Monday" revue giv-
en in the colored Rec Hall on the
24th was a thrilling success. The
squadron is looking for another of
these shows in the near future.
Speaking of success the squadron has
greatly improved the area. Our car-
penter modeled a lawn sprinkler of
wood, a very clever and time saving
trick. Since this rig was completed
the grass and flowers on the lawrn.
have been growing at top speed.
On the 24th the barracks soft ball
*league tournament was brought to a
close with a smashing victory by
Barracks No. 2 over Barracks No.
3 by a score of 12-10. In last week's
column there was an item that a
contest for the cleanest barracks on
Saturday's inspection, the winner to
get a boat ride on the 29th. The
contest was a tie between the first
and second barracks, and the men
who went on the four hour trip Sun-
day had a swell time.
Among the personal items: Pvt.
Lucius Frazier has given up his
secret. It started like this: Frazier
was receiving a great deal of mail
at mail call and one of the non-coms
'wondering why he was so popular,
strolled into the library to find him
reading a big little book. It was en-
titled "How to Write Love Letters"
and was it taking effect on those P.
C. debs? ....
After being licked on the 22nd, the
squadron, baseball team again start-
ed winning in a comeback at Lynn
Haven on the 29th. The team de-
feated Lynn Haven by a score of
'12-2. Not bad!
-Cpl. Arthur E. Williams.


Dear Uncle Sam:
Seems to me you must be rather
depressed-you know what I refer
to-the women in whom you had put
a. lot of faith have let you down. Not
all of them-and you know which
ones who are leaving are doing so
with just cause. But that one who
blabs: "I've got a good home, a
car, 'mother and dad, so why should
I stay in this damn army?"-that's
one whom we wonder about-what
we wonder is: Why the devil dF'
she get herself into this thing in th
first place, and where would that
comfortable home and nice car be
if all of us who make up our army
decided to return home and twiddle
our thumbs. "Slacker" Is a mild
word for her. "Moron" more to the
I wasn't unanimously appointed to
write you. As a matter of fact I
stan din this country of ours as a
mere "Brown-Eyed-Susan" in a flow-
er garden of many varieties. The
weeds at times have attempted t6
choke me truthfully, times were
when I felt like a stinky weed my-
self. But Brown-Eyed-Susans, you
know, have a way of carrying on in
the darndest environments. They can
be pretty in pasturelands have
you noticed?
Unfortunately, those drips, por
excuses for American womanhood
have forgotten what we are fighting
for. I spoke to one the other day.
She doesn't know what she will do
when she gets out. At present her
one thought is the "fun" she will
have as long as her meager savings
hold out. Then what! Surely she
has forgotten there is a war on. She
cannot know the sadness that comes
from losing a brother in Africa. She
and her friends can not have given
thought to what women, their sis-
ter Allies, are going through in the
Orient, in Europe, on the Dark Coln-
tinent-they have let be forgotten
the anxiety in minute form that
came to them on December 7, 1941.
Damit, Uncle Sam, it's maddening
and for them I apologize. But I
can't believe that they are all-wrong.
Sooner or later they will awaken.
Perhaps as the result of great sad-
ness, perhaps too late, but there will
be the time.
These things, not too pleasant
us, aren't all there is. We who are
with you have fun in our work and
We have many Brown-Eyed-Susans.
We are proud too of the roses who
grow stronger, retaining their sweet-
ness. Even the lily is of sturdy stalk
and blooms more beautifully. Trans-
planting from here to there and
back, wherever you, as gardener, set
her, strengthens her foundation. You
know these things,., and that the
cockle removed, makes a" better gar-
We, who have remained with you
in this job, are here to stay as long
,as you see fit to keep us. We'll do
bur best here or abroad for the dura-
tion plus, whether six months, a year
or more. Would that more true
American women could see their way
to join us. It does our hearts sP
that you are finding it necessary
call fathers to war. Somehow, we
think if more women could see this
'our way, fathers would be allowed to
stay with their children anjd their
-children's mothers. Homes are es-
sential for our future and what are
homes without fathers when chil-
dren need them to grow?
Your neice,
He: *I came all the way
across the room- for that you
owe me a kiss.'
'She: 'It's a good thing you
didn' t come from across the

Paxe 10


September 4, 1943




1. According to psychologists,
do husbands who are three years
older than their wives have the
best chances for a happy mar-

2. A bluenose is somebody who
is snobbish or puritanical. A
Jluebeard is a man who murders
his wives. What is a blue-stock-

3. Why is butter lighter in
color in the winter than in the

4. Which has the highest per-
centage of starch corn, rice
or potatoes?

5. Kangaroos and opposums are
both marsupial animals. What
kind of an animal is that?

6. Does a child have more bones,
the same number or not so many
ones in its spinal column as an

7. Do oysters lay eggs?

8. I am going to give you the
beginning of the last sentence
of the Gettysburg Address and you
finish it. "It is rather for us
to be here dedicated to the great
task remaining before us; that
from these honored dead we take

increased devotion to that cause
for which they gave the last full
measure of devotion that we here
resolve that these dead shall not
have died in vain;....."

9. Can a case be argued more
than once in the Supreme Court of
the United States?

10. Did George Washington have
any brothers or sisters?


1. No.
2. A bluestocking is a literary
woman who is pedantic and un-
3. Because the cows eat grain
in the winter and green grass in
the summer. Grass gives the but-
ter a higher color.
4. Rice about 75% starch; corn
about 20% starch (corn on the
cob); potatoes about 20% starch.
5. One which carries its young
in a pouch.
6. More Child 33 Adult: 26.
7. Yes.
8. "that this nation under God
shall have a new birth of free-
dom; and that government of the
people, by the people, and for
the people, shall not perish from
the earth. "
9. Yes.
10. Yes. He had three sisters
and six brothers.


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Little Miss Muffet decided to
rough it
In a cabin quite old and
A rounder espied her and plied
her with cider
And now she's the forest's
prime evil.

WANTED: $50,000 to buy
chairs for the standing army
of Italy.

Girls when they went out to
Once dressed like Mother Hub-
Now they have a bolder whim:
They dress more like her cup-

And then there's the one about
the soldier who called a spade a
spade until he hit his foot with


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THE A^ NA T rn a vj

Gunners of the Week

Squadron A

A graduate of North Hollywood
High School; is a native of Los
Angeles, Cal...Has three years
and eight month of Army Service,
--eight months in the AAF and the
preceding three years with the
cavalry. Was stationed in Cal-
ifornia most of the time. Played
football for his cavalry division
team at guard position.
Received basic AAF training at
Clearwater, Fla. Was then trans-
ferred to Chicago, Ill., for
radio operator and mechanic train-

Squadron C

Is 25 years old and married,
has no children. Hails from
Media, pa. After graduating
from local high school was em-
ployed by Scott paper Co...Played
high school baseball and football.
Entered AAF at Philadelphia in
Jan., 194i. participated in Car-
olina manuevers in '4i as air-
craft observer...Completed radio
course at Mitchell Field, N.Y.,
and served as combat radio oper-
ator on B-24 doing anti-submarine



Squadron D
Gunner of the Week three weeks
ago, he finishes up his gunnery
training as the leading gunner of
his class.
Home is in Valdosta, Ga.; is
23 years old...Took a break in
rank while with the Infantry to
transfer to paratroops. Accident
while paratrooping disqualified
him from further jumping.
Asked for and received transfer
to AAF for gunnery training.
First enlisted in 1940. Made
19 leaps as paratrooper.

Squddron E

Is 25 years old and calls Palo
Alto, Cal., "home"...Graduated
from Gray's Harbor Junior Col-
lege at Aberdeen, Wash., where
he played basketball and also
participated in track.
previous to his enlistment as
an aviation cadet in April, 1941,
was employed as a bus driver for
the pacific Greyhound Co.
Unable to qualify for pilot
training, he was sent to Buckley
and Lowry Fields for armament


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Squadron F

Entered Army at Ft. Meade, Md.j
Jan. 31; 1943, and was assigned
to AAF and sent to Miami for
basic. Went through armament
schools at Buckley and Lowry
Fields after Miami.
Is married and has 11 month old
son. Hails from Red Lion, Pa...
Was a four-letter man at high
school, participating in track,
baseball, basketball and foot-
Worked with dad in building
construction work previous to
being drafted.

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Squadron B
Calls Worcester, Mass., "home"
although he was born in Portugal
...Is 34 years old, married, and
has two children.
Has more than eleven years of
service with the Army. Enlisted
for first time in 1927 with the
Infantry and spent 3J years in
the Canal Zone. From 1931-1937
he served with the ist Infantry
Division at pottsville Barracks,
In September, 1942, he enlisted
in the AAF and was sent to Lowry
Field for armament course and
then to a power turret school.

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